An SRV record, which means Service record, is a DNS entry that is used to define the servers which run a certain service for a domain. Put simply, you are able to use your domain not only for a site, but also for an instant messaging server, a video streaming host or a Voice-Over-IP server, for instance, while you still have an Internet site with it. If you set up the SRV record, you can choose what Internet Protocol it will employ, on which port the connection to the particular server is going to be established as well as the priority and the weight of the record in case that you have a number of SRV records for the exact same service. The latter option will allow you to use different machines for load balancing and redundancy. With this kind of DNS records, you can use the same domain name for a number of purposes and even with different companies in case the same one cannot provide all services you require.
SRV Records in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to create a new SRV record for each of the domain addresses that you host within a shared web hosting account on our cutting-edge cloud platform. Provided that the DNS records for the domain are handled on our end, you are able to manage them without any difficulty through the respective section of your Hepsia Control Panel and just minutes later any new record you create will be active. Hepsia features a rather user-friendly interface and all it takes to create an SRV record is to fill in a few text boxes - the service the record will be used for, the Internet protocol plus the port number. The priority (1-100), weight (1-100) and TTL boxes have standard values, which you could leave unless of course the other company demands different ones. TTL is short for Time To Live and this number illustrates the time in seconds for the record to be active when you change it or erase it at some point, the default one being 3600.
SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers
A completely new SRV record could be created within just seconds for each domain hosted within a semi-dedicated server from our company. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is used to control the semi-dedicated accounts, comes with a rather easy-to-use interface, so you'll be able to create any DNS record even when you have no previous experience with such matters. After you sign in to the account, you could set up records with the DNS administration tool, which is an element of Hepsia and once you choose SRV for the type, a few text boxes will appear. You have to enter the service, port number and protocol information plus the record value in them and the new record will be live right after that. The priority and weight options may be set to every value between 1 and 100, the default one being 10. You could change each of the two if the other provider has required you to do so. Additionally, the Time To Live (TTL) value, which indicates the duration a record will remain functioning if changed or deleted, may also be modified from the standard 3600 seconds.